In 1923 a women's club met in Bloomington and discussed creating a group to perform some amateur theatricals. The first production was Overtones performed March 6, 1923, starring Winifred Kates James, Grace Kessler Green, Edith Elliot Kuhn and Lucy Parke Williams and was presented in the Turner Hall. Today Community Players is one of the oldest community theatres completely staffed by volunteers.
Community Players produces two or three musicals each season by such noted writers/composers as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe, Stephen Sondheim, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, and Cole Porter. Plays by Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller, Ken Ludwig, Neil Simon, Agatha Christie, Aaron Sorkin and many other contemporary authors are included each season.
This collection contains programs, some bound together in book form, newsletters, newspaper clippings, a photograph, and a telegram.